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Learners build a filter from old soda bottles and dirt. They create polluted water, and pour it through their filter to clean it.
In this activity, learners examine fingerprints. Learners leave a hidden print on a surface and then make their own print detecting powder from graphite (found in pencils).
In this activity, learners participate in a scavenger hunt, searching for and recognizing minerals and products that contain minerals.
In this classic reaction, learners baking soda and vinegar in a soda bottle to produce carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. This gas inflates a balloon.
Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules.
Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures.
Eggs are placed in vinegar for one or two days to dissolve the shells. Then, learners place the eggs in water or corn syrup and observe them over a period of days.
Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries.
In this activity, learners investigate the process of osmosis by adding salt to a sealed bag of raw carrots and comparing it to a control.
Using yeast, sugar, and water, learners create a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas inside a 2-liter bottle. They use this gas to inflate a balloon.
Learners investigate one factor affecting reaction rates: temperature. In a darkened room, two identical lightsticks are placed in water -- one in hot water and one in cold water.
In this activity, learners create a mixture of water, alcohol and permanent marker ink, and then add salt to form a colored alcohol layer on top of a colorless water layer.
Learners make their own acid-base indicator from red cabbage. They use this indicator to test substances around the house.
During this activity, learners will make different versions of "ooze" using varied proportions of detergent and glue.
Learners design their own experiment to investigate how pollution diffuses through ground material.
In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances.
In this activity, learners discover that there is space between molecules even in a cup "full" of water. They first fill a cup with marbles, and then add sand to fill the gaps between the marbles.
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a plastic protein polymer from milk. Adding vinegar to milk causes the protein casein to solidify or curdle.
Using household materials, learners can make white gooey globs from clear solutions. Alum, dissolved in water, reacts with the hydroxide in ammonia to create aluminum hydroxide.